- Grant Application Period Opens 3/27/2023 - 

Research shows that youth civic engagement is critical for a variety of reasons. Youth engagement can lead to increased academic performance and improved social-emotional well-being. It builds safe and inclusive school and community cultures and decreases dropout rates. When young people develop healthy civic habits, skills, and commitments, they become more active in community decision-making, leading to broader representation and community benefit.

To support this purpose, the Kansas Volunteer Commission, a Kansas State Department of Education program, announces the availability of grant funds to support the civic engagement of youth in grades K 12. For this grant, applicants may engage in youth civic engagement projects AND/OR provide training to volunteers, staff, or students to support youth civic engagement.


  • Coffey Health Systems
  • United Way of Douglas County
  • USD 102 - Cimarron
  • USD 218 - Elkhart
  • USD 233 - Olathe
  • USD 234 - Fort Scott
  • USD 240 - Twin Valley
  • USD 260 - Derby
  • USD 340 - Jefferson West
  • USD 345 - Seaman
  • USD 353 - Wellington
  • USD 383 - Manhattan
  • USD 465 - Winfield
  • USD 495 - Fort Larned
  • USD 501 - Topeka
  • Wichita State University

For planning purposes, prior-year guidelines and application materials can be provided upon request. Please email



Contact Us:

900 SW Jackson St Ste 653

Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Phone: (785) 368-7436


The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

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